During my discussions of the topic of prudery on The Linde, Lauretta found a quote from Christopher Derick in which he makes the claim that the paschal candle is, in fact, a phallic symbol. I mention this because in one of my posts I noted that, while Christopher West quotes Derrick’s Sex and Sacredness as supporting this theory, the quote he actually uses says nothing about the candle. In any case, there is still no magisterial or patristic evidence for this assertion and I still maintain that it is a baseless invention.
I have also updated the compendium with my latest contribution.
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Please keep up the good work regarding TOB! God bless.
Thanks, Terry. I am now posting on von Hildebrand’s approach to the whole question.